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Lucite

[loo-sahyt] /ˈlu saɪt/
Trademark.
1.
a transparent or translucent plastic, any of a class of methyl methacrylate ester polymers.
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  • He had built an underwater case for it from stainless steel and Lucite.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Both were dressed in what looked like workmen's overalls made of Lucite chain-mail, or knitted glow-worms.

    Freudian Slip Franklin Abel
  • When I got back to the office I thought I'd just turn on the Lucite and see what they might be up to next.

    Nine Men in Time Noel Miller Loomis
  • He got a block of Lucite, a foot square on the end by two and a half feet long, out of a closet under the chart table.

    Four-Day Planet Henry Beam Piper
Word Origin and History for Lucite

1937, proprietary name (E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.) for a solid, transparent plastic, from Latin luc(i)-, from stem of lucere "to shine" (see light (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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